Frank Creech Art Gallery

Johnston Community College Fine Art Department and the

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Frank Creech Art Gallery: Call to Johnston County Artist

Call to Artists!

The Frank Creech Art Gallery invites all Johnston County residents to participate in a non-juried show themed around still life studies and feature a floral/organic theme that will parallel the North Carolina Museum of Art’s, VISUAL FEAST coming this fall. The show will be open to all mediums both 2D and 3D.

All work must be hand-delivered to the Frank Creech Art Gallery September 3 – 6 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
No exceptions.

Entry form deadline: September 3, 2012
Art delivery: September 3-6 (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Exhibition dates: September 10-27
Work pick-up: October 1-4 (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

No entry fee
Click here for the entry form.

The Frank Creech Art Gallery will retain a 35% commission on all sold works. If a work is not for sale please indicate with NFS value. To make a donation to the Frank Creech Art Gallery visit, the Johnston Community College Foundation or call Foundation Executive Director, Twyla Casey Wells at (919) 209-2119.

All Johnston County residents of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate. All works must be original and ‘hang-ready’. No alligator clips will be allowed to hang work. No copies, mechanical reproductions, molds or kit work will be accepted.

All entries will be handled with the best care possible, but The Frank Creech Art Gallery is not responsible for loss or damage of any cause. There will be a Gallery Contract for each participant.

Email Bill Gregory 

On September 18, 2012, Sandy Rusak, NC Museum of Art Director of Education will be presenting a lunch and learn in the JCC Fine Art Department.
11:00 a.m. Room TBA.
Tickets are available at JCC, or you may call the JCC Box Office at (919) 209-2099.

Summer Box Office hours: M – Th
1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Regular hours (resumes August 3) M – F
1:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Visual Feast: Masterpieces of Still Life from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston features European and American paintings and decorative arts from the Renaissance to the present.
October 21, 2012 – January 13, 2013
NC Art Museum Visual Feast Exhibition

Sorry, we are currently closed.
The gallery is open Fall and Spring semesters during the following times:
Monday – Thursday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For information on our upcoming shows, please contact:
Bill Gregory, Fine Arts Instructor
(919) 209-2032

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Spotlight on JCC Fine Art Student

Happy Thursday!

The Frank Creech Art Gallery would like to introduce you to Sam Walter. Sam is currently a JCC Middle College student and JCC Fine Art student who has started working towards his senior project. The great news is that Sam has focused his attention on raising funds for the JCC Fine Art department and the Frank Creech Art Gallery. Sam came to us with this idea and sincerity to give back. Sam’s idea is to have a weekly raffle for artwork that he has gathered from students and local talent. These tickets are $1.00 a piece and the drawing will be each Friday from January until late April. Sam is using social media and word of mouth to get the message out to the community! We are very humbled by his commitment and willingness to make a difference!

If you would like to purchase a ticket, you can contact us here or feel free to stop by the art department and see Mr. Gregory. You can find Sam’s raffle page on Facebook at Sam’s JCC Benefit Raffle.

Our current raffle artwork is a silkscreened poster by Dantanamo Designs. Paul is a past JCC student who is currently printing handmade work for the music industry.

We hope you can support Sam and his efforts!

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The Frank Creech Art Gallery, Main Campus of Johnston Community College

Exhibition Dates: Novmeber 7 – December 9

Gallery Hours: 10am – 4pm M-TH

Contact Info: 919-209-2032 or

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The Frank Creech Art Gallery presents RISE OF AMERICAN GIG POSTERS

The Frank Creech Art Gallery

Johnston Community College Main Campus

245 College Road, Smithfield, NC 27577

For further information: 919-209-2032


Ryan Miller, Amplified Art, Raleigh, NC

The History and Contribution of Gig Posters in Fine Art today

Wednesday, October 5th

12:00pm – 1:00pm

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The Spring 2011 Student Art Show and Graphic Design Open House

Please stop in and check out the student artwork in the Frank Creech Art Gallery on the main campus of Johnston Community College. In addition, the graduating Graphic Design students will hold an open house in the Main Computer lab in the Fine Art and Graphic Design building. We look forward to seeing everyone!

Evening Reception will be May 5th from 4pm until 6pm for both events!

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JCC Art Club participates in “Pennies for Peace”

The Art Club will be participating in “Pennies for Peace” with the Global Education and Diversity Committee through the month of November!

We have decided to try and Fill Buddha with Pennies! This is our effort to collect as many pennies as we can to support this cause.

If you see Buddha on campus feel free to drop your pennies in (back of his head) and help out! Don’t forget to make a wish by rubbing his belly.

Additional Information:

Global Education and Diversity Committee

‘Pennies for Peace’ Wars

In a 2010 Gallup poll asking “What is the United States’ biggest problem?” war, terrorism and national security were all in the top 10.

Pennies for Peace is a fundraising program for the international charity, Central Asia Institute, which works in the very places where terrorism has taken root with impoverished and illiterate citizens in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  In the rural areas of these countries, not only is there a lack of education, particularly secular education, but girls are also strongly discouraged or are not allowed to attend school.  If girls are able to receive a balanced education, they are more likely to encourage their own children to be educated and to not be influenced into joining terrorist groups.

During the month of November, clubs, organizations, programs and committees at JCC are encouraged to take part in ‘Pennies for Peace’ Wars!

For further information about Pennies for Peace, please contact Heather Murphy.

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JCC Art Department Students Visit ECU PRINT SUMMIT Show!

Print Summit 2010

Print Summit 2010 was a three day symposium consisting of exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations celebrating the diversity of contemporary printmaking media.  The event was hosted by the Printmaking Department of East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, September 9 -11, 2010.

All Photos: Thurmond Goins, JCC Graphic Design Graduate

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Painting student success in Dunn, NC

Adelaide page a former JCC painting student has opened The White Heron Art Gallery. In Dunn, North Carolina this is one space filled with good creative mojo, and a warm friendly feeling for artist and enthusiast. Along with the traditional forms of art work: painting, ceramics, jewelry making, and sculpture; flowers and gifts are provided by Marsha. She is one of the best flower arrangers around. Marsha is known for vibrant colors in her flower arranging designs.
April 30th – May 2 was the Grand Opening for The White Heron. The weekend was filled with Art and its conversations. People visited from all around North Carolina. The grand opening featured 30 different artists from here to California. I would say the biggest buzz had to be the “I can do better than that, ICDBTT” patron juried competition. The three individuals participating in the competition had to be married to an artist with work that was hanging in the gallery and they also had to have never painted before this competition.
If your itching for a place to visit or participate in an art lesson come down Tuesday–Friday 10–6 and Saturday 10–5.
You are officially invited.